In that sense, you can’t quite overlook the Hollyhock house as it is undergoing renovations. It is still worth visiting if not just to see the exterior, but the unique 360 views the site provides. When finished, it is the only Wright building that is open regularly to the public.
The house is centered on what is now called Barnsdall Park, named after the woman who commissioned the building back in 1919. The park also includes the Barnsdall Art Center which offers a museum and classes.
Originally named Olive Hill, this enlarged mound rises out of the middle of Hollywood. You sometimes wonder if a Mayan pyramid is underneath. The only other place similar I can think of is the Phil Spector compound in Alhambra.
As far as the architecture goes, I don’t think it is one of his greatest works. In comparison, you can see the more intricately designed Ennis House directly to the north. This is just going through it’s own fortune’s worth of renovations from noted billionaire and preservationist Ron Berkle.
The Hollyhock is still a beautiful building, is an excellent place to be introduced to Wright’s works and most importantly is the most accessible example you can find. Bring a picnic blanket and take it all in.